Post by Jedi Yar-Nala on Jan 12, 2014 16:31:18 GMT -5
So during the spring of 2012 I contacted Woodchuck, my fellow IRA Consortium member and master wooden props craftsmen to come up with a grip for my lightsaber.
We are all aware of his amazing work, especially his blasters.
I wanted his beautiful work to grace this hilt.
First we needed to get a piece of wood for him to work with that had the interior of the piece already hollowed out to fit the lightsaber. Enter parfaitlumiere of France. He found a wonderful piece to use for this project, and we had it sent to Woodchuck who then went to work.
I basically gave Woodchuck free reign to create whatever he wanted.
Imagining that perhaps this was made from various versions of Blylark wood or some other type found on Endor or Kashyyk.... the lightsaber master who wielded this hit might have crafted it on one of these planets.
And off to Woodchuck went to create this.
All that I can say is WOW!!!
It is such a cool design.... and it feels very comfortable to your hands.
So in summary... i can't say enough how awesome this is... A quick thanks to parfaitlumiere for the wooden piece... and of course to Woodchuck for such an AMAZING PIECE OF ART!!!
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5